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University of Rochester Laboratory Engineer - 223551 in Rochester, New York

Laboratory Engineer

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Laser Lab & COI

Full/Part Time


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Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 LLE-Laboratory for Laser Energ


8 AM-5 PM


Position Summary:

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) is seeking candidates for an entry-level Laboratory Engineer position to support the development and operation of nuclear diagnostics used to study fusion and other nuclear reactions. This is a key mission of the Laboratory within the Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP) of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Additional support comes from an Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) project to provide neutron diagnostics for new fusion schemes. The scientists and engineers at the LLE use the Omega Laser Facility, which houses two of the largest laser systems in the world, to perform hundreds of experiments a year to acquire stewardship relevant data. The successful candidate will join a nuclear science team leading and supporting these experiments. The responsibilities will include the setup of instrumentation, the collection and interpretation of data, collaboration with external users, the development and testing of new instrumentation and, initially, the use of existing instrumentation at other fusion sites around the country. The candidate should possess a BS degree in Physics, Engineering, or a closely related field, preferably with summer research experience in an experimental setting), computer skills suitable for data manipulation and acquisition, and writing skills suitable for the preparation of written documents and peer-reviewed publications.

The responsibility of the Nuclear Diagnostic Engineer includes diagnostic setup and, under the direct supervision of the Instrument Specialist, assisting with data interpretation and collection. They will be independently responsible for servicing the following types of equipment for nuclear diagnostics: micro-channel plate photomultiplier tubes (MCP-PMT), high-voltage supplies, delay generators, and oscilloscopes. The Nuclear Diagnostic Engineer will assist in calibration, installing, troubleshooting and repairing mechanical and electrical devices. Additional responsibilities include the planning and performance of neutron scattering experiments, including data collection and analysis, as well as writing up the results for publication.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the mission of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

  • Monitor and assist in maintaining the nuclear diagnostics.

  • Perform equipment modifications when instructions, diagrams, prints, or schematics are provided for technical guidance.

  • Preparation and calibration of activation equipment for precision measurements.

  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • B.S. degree in Physics, Engineering, or closely related field).

  • Research experience in plasma or nuclear physics preferred.

  • Strong computer skill necessary; advanced networking and system integration a plus.

  • Strong ability to communicate with oral presentations and written documents.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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